Welcome to Drama Club!!!!! Meeting dates for the 2020-21 school year will mostly be first Tuesday of every month. Here are the tentative dates of drama club meetings:
November 10th (no school on the 3rd)
April 13th (because we are on Spring Break during the first Tuesday)
All meetings will be after school and in the PAC unless otherwise stated.
All meetings are open to middle schoolers and high schoolers who wish to attend.
Thanks! Mr. B.
The International Thespian Society has been honoring excellence in the work of theatre students since 1929. Thespian troupes serve students in grades nine through twelve. There are at present active ITS troupes in more than 3,900 high schools and middle schools, mostly in the United States and Canada. The Society recently inducted its two millionth Thespian.
Actors and actresses are called thespians in honor of Thespis, a Greek playwright and performer. Thespian with an uppercase “T” refers to a member of the International Thespian Society, the world’s largest honor society for theatre students. The designation “Thespian” includes student members who excel in technical and production fields as well as performance in their high school theatre.
How do schools benefit from International Thespian Society affiliation?
An ITS troupe helps maximize the effectiveness of its school’s theatre program. It establishes a tiered recognition system that recognizes and motivates student achievement. These achievements and activities provide exceptional promotional and fundraising opportunities. In addition ITS affiliation provides educational programming and networking activities for students and their directors at the regional and national level.
How do students qualify for membership?
Students qualify by earning points for their work in the theatre arts. ITS provides a point system guide for your use. The points listed are the suggested maximum for excellent work.
DRAMA CLUB OFFICERS
Lizzy is a senior at HHS and is so excited about being the President of the drama club for the 2019-2020 school year. She has been involved with Highlands Theatre for 7 years in a variety of cast and crew positions. Outside of HHS, she participates in CAST, as well as the Highlands Varsity Dance Team, Manyet competitive team, and choir. She is very grateful for the opportunity to lead such a loving group of people. Furthermore, she thanks her friends, family, and fellow officers for supporting her and hopes everyone has a great school year!
Zoe is so excited to be Vice President of the Drama Club this school year! She fell in love with the Highlands Theatre family her sixth grade year and has been involved since! Her favorite credits include Gertrude McFuzz (Seussical), Trix (Drowsy Chaperone), and Olive Ostrovsky (25th.. Spelling Bee). She hopes to extend the same joy the Drama Club has brought her to others!
Tammy has been involved in Highlands Theatre since 6th grade and has enjoyed it immensely. She is very happy to be the Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year! Favorite theatre credits include Nelson in Mr. Burns (CAST), Phoebe in As You Like It (HHS), Baba Yaga in The Wild Wood (Inbocca) and Romaine Patterson of The Laramie Project (HHS). Tammy is also involved with the freshman mentoring program. She cannot wait for this year and all of the fun activities that the officers have planned. It’s going to be a great year!
Magnus is a senior in high school. He takes his role as treasurer very seriously, and does not fool around. Late fees are not advised, and asking for free admission is just plain senseless. I will call you out, I will find you, and you will follow the rules. With the ground rules out of the way, I am generally a very sensible guy who will help at a moment’s notice and although it might sometimes seem like I am not in a good mood, most of the time I am and just don’t look it. Please approach me if you have a problem or feel free to talk or ask questions if you have any, I will try to answer to the best of my ability.
Mattie is a junior at Highlands High School and is so excited to be the theatre club's Social Media officer this year! She’s been a part of the Highlands Theatre family since she moved to Fort Thomas three years ago, and has participated as a cast and crew member for various productions. She has also participated in multiple CAST productions. Theatre has given Mattie the opportunity to creatively express herself, and she cannot wait to continue her expression as a representative of the drama club! She’d like to thank her fellow members of the department for nominating her to become Social Media officer, and invites them to participate in our upcoming season!